right spin on the ball."
For the past 10 summers, Jennings and her father go to the gym at 6:30 every morning until he goes to work at 8. Often they were joined by Jennings' older siblings or other members of the team. Jennings then goes home to eat breakfast and often heads back to the school to lift weights and work out, her father said.
Hoover had his eye on Jennings' skills before that.
However, her greatest balancing act comes from playing three sports at Logansport while maintaining a 4.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 weighed scale). She is ranked seventh in her senior class of Prada Wallet 2017 286.
Jennings will earn her 12th varsity letter while playing tennis this spring. She has a 68 6 record in her first three seasons as the Berries' No. 1 singles player. She also scored 28 goals for the soccer team as a senior.
What happened this season is the Iowa bound Jennings capped her stellar career by leading the state in scoring at 32 points per game. In addition, the point guard averaged eight rebounds, 7.4 assists and five steals per game as Logansport (24 3) reached the Class 4A semistate before losing to Penn.
practice. It can make for long days after school (but) if I could go back and change it, I wouldn't. I've loved playing all three sports."
There is something special about Whitney Jennings, a 5 5 bundle of energy and enthusiasm.
(Photo Illustration) Logansport High School's Whitney Jennings is the 2013 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball.
visit China on a cultural exchange, it didn't take them long to answer.
Jennings' ball handling skills and agility allows her to dribble two basketballs at one time between her legs. It was skill she demonstrated several times in China, Hoover said.
"They said, 'Send us that little blonde girl,'" said Hoover, whose team visited Jinhua last fall. "I don't think there is any question if we didn't have Whitney Jennings, we wouldn't have gone to China."
Jennings' mother, Carol, said most people comment on how she plays hard every second.
"She probably spends more time at it than any player I've ever coached," Hoover said.
"She never takes a break," Carol said. "She moves at such a high speed, I don't know how she keeps it up."
"A lot of people quit (playing multiple) sports in high school because they want to focus on just one," she said. "I feel playing those other sports has made me a better basketball player. Not necessarily the skills involved, but just the competitive mindset and the mental aspect.
"As a first grader she could get the ball up to the basket so her strength was good at that age," Hoover said. "Most first graders are lucky to get it six or seven feet in the air but she could shoot from 12 feet in. I also noticed she had a natural flair for getting the Hottest Prada Backpack Online
Jennings has captured the attention of Indiana coaches and media members, too. In statewide voting, Jennings captured the IndyStar Miss Basketball award, an annual honor for the state's top senior. Of the 332 votes cast, Jennings earned 177, 80 more than second place finisher Maura Muensterman from Evansville Mater Dei. No one else had more than 10 votes.
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Logansport's Whitney Jennings is 2014 IndyStar Miss Basketball
For Jennings, it was the culmination of years of hard work.
"Whitney took her lumps when she was little," her father said of playing against older girls. "She got knocked down a lot and sometimes she would come out crying. But she loved it. She kept coming back and got better and better."
"She's just a gym rat," said her father Doug Jennings, who spent the past 10 seasons as a Logansport girls basketball assistant coach. "I have to pull her back once in awhile because she practices so much. She needs to rest her legs sometimes."
"I always dreamed about it," Jennings said. "I never really let myself believe it could actually happen. From my freshman year, people said maybe you could win Miss Basketball. But I just knew I had to have four really good years and whatever happens happens."
Logansport Whitney Jennings talks about being named IndyStar Indiana Miss Basketball. (Mark Ambrogi/The Star)
Jennings began going to Hoover's D One girls basketball camps in Fort Wayne before starting fourth grade; tagging along with older sisters Shannon and Rachel. The camps were designed for junior high and high school students. Whitney would play against the junior high girls when they first started going.
Logansport High School girls basketball coach Jerry Hoover and the program's fans noticed long ago. The University of Iowa women's basketball coaching staff certainly recognized it. Even a delegation from Jinhua, Logansport's sister city in China, took note after seeing her play on a visit to Indiana. When they were asked what group of Logansport students they wanted to have Black Prada Bag With Gold Hardware
Hoover, a former Purdue player who has coached for more than 40 years, said Jennings' work ethic stands out.
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